Baking, Edible gifts, Snacks

Cheddar & walnut bites


If I had to choose one snack to serve at a drinks party I think these little taste sensations would be the one. They are so cheesy and delicious with a glass of wine. If you like cheese and you like shortbread biscuits you’ll love these. The mixture can be made in advance and frozen. This recipe is based on one in  the Tartine bakery cookbook and will make about 40 bites.

So what do you need?

  • 225g mature cheddar
  • 60g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
  • 70g walnuts
  • 125g plain flour

So what do you do?

Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl and mix in the butter, mustard and salt and stir until it’s well combined. Next crush the walnuts into the mixture they should be in small to medium pieces. Then sift in your flour and mix it in. It will come together into a thick dense dough. Divide this in half and roll each out into a log about 2 1/2 cms in diameter on a floured surface. wrap them in cling film and freeze them until hard (at least an hour). Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / 400 F then take the logs out of the freezer and cut each log crosswise with a sharp knife into thin discs about 1/2 cm thick. Place these on a baking tray covered in parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy. They can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.



One thought on “Cheddar & walnut bites

  1. janene says:

    These DO look tasty!
    But I cannot make them today, I’m making Mushroom pate, Beetroot wellington and your mince cloud puff!


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